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Samantha Maddox

Samantha Maddox

Sam is not your average Essex girl, she qualified as a nurse from Anglia Ruskin University in 2011 after initially completing a diploma in nursing she went on to achieving a BSc over the following years. During her undergraduate career she shadowed and was mentored by an amazing practice nurse who specialised in respiratory medicine. Sam still aspires to be like her mentor. Her career progression into practice nursing and respiratory care has been rapid. Within 6 months of qualifying she took up post as practice nurse with her mentor, and 6 months later when her mentor retired early, she filled her post. Sam identified a number of knowledge gaps when taking up post and has worked industriously to fill those gaps and further her respiratory practice. At only a few years qualified, Sam completed the ARTP Spirometry Full Certificate, performing and interpreting. Sam doesn’t do things by half. At this stage of her career, Sam was practice respiratory lead and identified that knowledge is worthless if not shared. Initially with peers in the practice, and then at local and national events, Sam is keen to share knowledge. In 2017, Sam joined PCRS and attended Clinical Respiratory Leaders weekend workshop a few months later, she hasn’t missed one yet! Now a PCRS Clinical Leadership facilitator and faculty member, Sam has not rested. After attending her first PCRS Clinical Leadership workshop, Sam was inspired to set up an affiliated group for her local area. Breathe Easier North East Essex Respiratory (BE-NEER) now has over 100 professional members, with quarterly networking and education sessions often being oversubscribed. In 2018, Sam was appointed Respiratory Lead nurse for 4 GP practices run by a social enterprise. Improving and optimising respiratory care outcomes for all patients are core values that she shares with the PCRS.

A Less than 2% of gross annual income

B Between 2% and 10% of gross annual income

C Any payment between 10% and 20% of gross annual income

D Any payment over 20% of gross annual income

All interests declared are for the previous calendar year

Section 1: Paid Work / Personal Income

A. Employments (including partnerships)
I am an employee, paid director and / or partner of an organisation
Any NHS organisation (including GP practice): Band D
Not-for-profit organisation(s): Band A
Not-for-profit organisation(s): BeNEER educational forum Chair - non profitable and no personal payments

B. Other paid positions / work
I do not receive personal income from the pharmaceutical industry or any healthcare related organisation(s) (except any employee salary or partnership interest declared in Section A)
Pharmaceutical industry total (% income): No personal income from pharmaceutical industry

C. Other income (e.g. shared dividends)
I do not receive any other income (e.g. share dividends from commercial healthcare or tobacco companies)

D. Other personal benefits
Do you receive any hospitality/travel grants from pharmaceutical companies to attend conferences/meetings? No

Section 2: Unpaid Work

A. Trusteeships / Directorships
I do not hold any trusteeships/directorships in any healthcare related organisation or tobacco manufacturer

B. Other unpaid / voluntary work
Do you hold any other significant positions that may create a conflicting interest to PCRS? No

Section 3: Shareholdings in Relevant Companies

I do not have any shareholdings in the tobacco industry or any pharmaceutical or other healthcare company

Section 4: Other non-personal interests

Does your practice, CCG or Department receive any fees/grants/benefits in kind worth £2500 or more from any commercial company? No

Section 5: Interest of spouses / long term partners and children

Does your spouse/long term partner or children have any relevant employments, paid work or significant unpaid work in any healthcare related organisation or the tobacco industry? No